Carmen Flores Tanis is a mixed media artist, crafter and designer who specializes in combining diverse materials in unusual and unexpected ways. She has been working with glass for about 15 years and delights in sharing her discoveries with fellow artists. Her secret to crafting happiness is patience, practice and power tools.

She is a Designer Member of the Craft and Hobby Association and has a successful online craft supply store (http://florestanissupplies.etsy.com). She has designed projects for Etchall, Sulky, iLoveToCreate, Jacquard, Smoothfoam and Kool Tak and has collaborated with Coatings By Sandburg on new techniques. Carmen teaches glass and digital classes regularly at CBS in Orange and most recently at the Glass Craft Expo in Las Vegas. Her tutorials have also been published in issues of “Glass Patterns Quarterly”.

She lives in Glendale, California with her beloved husband, Bruce, who gives her invaluable advice on her crafting ideas including the newest entitled “Mad Craft Skills” kits for glass, metal, wood and leather.

You can see more of Carmen’s work at http://florestanisstudio.com Email her at carmen@madcraftskills.com.